SAILOR - "We are looking forward to coming to Germany!"
It took quite a long time until the English
Popband SAILOR finally decided to go on tour in Germany.
Now the dates are official
was no time for holiday this year", explains Georg
Kajanus. "When we returned from America we had to go
back to the studio after three days in order to record
our new LP. On Christmas I am going to visit my mother
and sister in Mexico". When we ask whether America,
which is said to be the country where everything is
possible, was a success SAILOR react a little angry.
"It was much worse than we had expected. We should
rather have come to Germany, but our manager wanted us to
go to America", Grant Serpell says. What had
happened in America? Georg Kajanus: "We mostly
played in empty or half-empty clubs. Unknown bands opened
the shows. Once we played with the Charlie Daniels Band.
This musical combination of Daniels-country and
SAILOR-pop did not fit at all. On another occasion we
performed in a club with a black audience that of course
expected funk. That wasn't a pleasure for both
sides." Grant Serpell adds: "America was waste
of time. We should rather have worked on out new
LP." We ask what we can expect at the German
concerts and Henry Marsh says: "In September we will
start rehearsing for our new show. We want to get rid of
the SAILOR-image. During the next weeks we will get ready
for the European tour. The German concerts will be very
important for us because the fans like us we sold many
records there. The fans in Germany will be surprised.
That's all I can say now." But maybe we can get to
know some more details about the new LP, for example the
title and the style of music. Phil Pickett: "The
name of the album is not sure yet, but we might call it
'Dancing'. The music will be a mixture between the first
and the second album. And as usual the lyrics deal with
girls." Georg Kajanus: "I can't write songs
about boys. That's my mentality." The hours passed
and the eyes of the four guys became smaller. Then they
left because they were tired having recorded the TV show.
They had to be back in the studio at 8 am on the next
day. Georg said: "See you soon. I'm seriously
looking forward to coming to Germany" - and we are
looking forward to seeing SAILOR. Here are their tour
Article by courtesy of Gerd Schwonke (Schutterwald, Germany)